Over the past year, Garry Clarkson, Mayor of Retford, has been able to meet so many people and witness so many acts of kindness and support given by residents of the town. He has been so impressed at the public spirit of kindness demonstrated by so many people. In gratitude of these and to mark the end of his year as Mayor, Garry is planning to host a special thank you Tea Party for residents of Retford who volunteer support, help others and raise money for charitable causes. The celebration tea will be held in the Ballroom of Retford Town Hall between 3.45pm and 5.30pm on Sunday 4th June.
Amongst the Mayor’s guests will be members and volunteers of his chosen charities: The Friends of St Giles School, volunteers and organisers of the Bassetlaw Hospice, the Royal British Legion and Retford Armed Forces Breakfast Club. An invitation will also go out to members of Retford Lions and Retford Rotary Club, along with members of other charities who do so much to raise money and give support to so many good causes across the town.
Nominations sought for Mayor’s Civic Service
In addition to invited guests, Garry would also like to make the opportunity for members of the public to nominate residents who they feel deserve a special treat. So, if anyone knows of any unsung heroes, who might be a member of a voluntary organisation, a volunteer at a school, someone who looks after people in their street or community, or any other deserving friends or persons, please get in touch.
Those who are successful in gaining an invitation will gain two golden tickets to the Mayor’s Civic Service, to be held at St Swithun’s Church, at 3.00pm on Sunday 4th June, in addition to the Celebration Afternoon Tea to be held at 3.45pm on the same day. There will be space for possibly 30 people to come along and partake in a celebration of good deeds from across the town. Nominations can be any of age — from children right through to our older residents and should be emailed to email@example.com. Alternatively, please send the nomination in an envelope addressed to Garry Clarkson, Town Mayor, c/o Retford Town Hall, 17 The Square, Retford DN22 6DE. Nomination details must include the name of the person being nominated, reasons for the nomination, your own name (and contact details) and the nominated person’s contact details.